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Kyle Turley / Press

“Kyle Turley is an original. He’s made a record worth listening to. ”

“If 2010 is the year of True Grit, Kyle Turley is the truest and the grittiest. The man has a helluva story to tell, a mighty powerful voice to tell it, and a spirit that embodies the best of what country music is all about. Like all great artists, Turley has his own sound; it is a mixture of Texas-style country and hard rock. I love putting on this album and cranking it way up.”

"his sound is cut like a diamond and polished to perfection."

“Refusing to walk away quietly, though, Turley quickly re-channeled his indomitable energy into his music, which is best described as "power country," influenced by old-school country, heavy metal, Southern rock and punk rock.”

“If you didn’t know you were listening to an ex-NFL lineman, you’d probably think you were listening to one of country’s megastars. “Anger Management” is really that good.”

“We've had score-settling in rap, but never before has a former football player used country rock to bring the lyrical pain.”

“Yet for all his years of service and dedication, Turley knows his football days will always be pigeonholed for "the helmet toss." So what better way to channel the joy, anger and heartache of his gridiron roots than to move to Nashville, Tenn., and become a country singer who is influenced by some of heavy metal's giants?”

“After his famous moments on the field (let’s face it – Turley knew how to protect his quarterback), and after suffering the results of several concussions from a decade-long career, the man is back. This time he’s not playing for New Orleans or Kansas City; he’s playing for Nashville. The man is a country music singer, and a country-star-in-the-making. His album is called “Anger Management,” which should tell you something about where he’s coming from.”

“And it's in that country music tradition that Turley's music finds its home. That's when the music speaks best to its audience. This isn't Nashville sippy-cup country music. The songs find hope amidst pain, and beauty in the love of the lost. It's the same pain that Waylon wrote about, and the same Road that Hank lived and died on.”

“Turley comes by his hard-driving, down-to-earth southern rock honestly: He was raised on a cattle ranch and then spent 10 years in the National Football League. And so Turley and his four-member band accomplished what all opening acts are supposed to do but which many often fail at, which is to get the crowd ready for the main attraction, in this case Hank Williams III.”

“Anger Management is a country album through and through. Not the commercially watered down stuff that you’d hear on contemporary country radio today. Turley’s style is in the tradition of outlaw country as represented by greats as Waylon Jennings and David Allan Coe. The music is blue collar, bursting with life experience and stuff that the common man can relate to. ”

“Hooking up with cheerleaders, throwing nerds in dumpsters, barely getting by in school, lacking of any talent other than football. These are the stereotypical images of Jocks that we see in shows like Glee. Now I can’t vouch for depositing nerdy teens in dumpsters, but one thing is certain – Kyle Turley has broken away from this stereotype, with the release of Anger Management, his new breathtaking album launching this Tuesday. In Anger Management, Kyle Turley shows that he’s not just a boring jock with no talent beyond the football field. He’s a Jock that can ROCK!”